McIlroy and Casey continue scrap

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Rory McIlroy and Paul Casey will continue their World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship quarter-final match on Sunday after staying tied through 21 holes of golf the previous day.

The pair was tied for 72 after the 18th hole and were subsequently unable to break par on the three play-off holes they managed to complete before the fall of darkness brought an end to play.

McIlroy looked to have the match wrapped up on the third play-off hole (the 16th) when he set up an eight-foot putt. However, he went on to lip-it out.

Dusk had already fallen by that stage and the Northern Irishman says the lack of light could have caused the miss.

“Probably. This obviously could have been avoided if we went off a little earlier. … But it’s just the position that I’m in,” he told the PGA Tour website.

Casey was also slightly annoyed with his errors on day four, but took a philosophical view of the situation.

“I dodged a couple of bullets. But I also felt like I gave him one, too. I’m glad we’re teeing off tomorrow, simple as that,” he said.

The winner will face Jim Furyk, who beat South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen 4&2 in their quarter-final on Saturday.

The other semi will see England’s Danny Willet face the USA’s Gary Woodland, after a 4&3 win over Tommy Fleetwood and a 5&3 win over John Senden respectively.

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